Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) in recent session today was buoying at a rise of 1.82% from its closing price on previous day.
Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $5.77 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 2.12 with its price kept floating in the range of $5.73 and $5.93 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 0. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that HL hit a high price of $6.79 and saw its price falling to a low level of $1.4 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came losing -6.48% in its value.
With its current market valuation of $3.15 Billion, Hecla Mining Company is set to declare its quarterly results on Nov 05, 2020- Nov 09, 2020. HL Stock’s Forward Dividend of 0.01 and its yield of 0.0017 are making investors’ thoughts stronger that it could climb further before the company announces its earnings for the current quarter. Analysts are in estimates of $0.04 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to $0.02 for 2020 with estimates of that growing to $0.29 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of -1.15% for EPS and 13.5% growth next year.
Analysts watching the company’s growth closely have provided estimates for its revenue growth with an average revenue estimate of $180.67 Million. They suggested that in the process company could generate revenue of as low as $172Million which could climb up to $199.68 Million to hit a high. The average estimate is representing an increase of 11.8% in sales growth from that of posted by the company in the same quarter of last year. In keeping analyst consensus estimate with, company is forecasted to be making an annual revenue of $688.22 Million in 2020, which will be +2.2% more from revenue generated by the company last year.
In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with 1 upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review HL stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Buy for it.
In comparing Hecla Mining Company (HL)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s latest price change of +1.82% and that of +205.29% over the past 12 months is in better position with that of Pan Amer Silver Corp (PAAS) which saw its stock price raised by 0.51% in the recent trading and went through an increase of 113.14% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. (BVN) has fell -0.7% down in latest trading session, but over the past year has faced a fall of -16.17%, while First Majestic Silver (AG) is also up 1.82% however its price remained floating in the green at 205.29% over the same period. Hecla Mining Company has a P/E ratio of 0 against that of Pan Amer Silver Corp’s 3199.09 while Compania Mina Buenaventura S.A. is showing 0 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was down -0.55% in the early deals while the Dow Jones Industrial was dealing lower at -0.21%.
Having a second look at Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 11.82 Million, while it jumped to 8.05 Million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock currently stood at 528.78 Million.
Data compiled by Thomson Reuters highlights that percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 1.84% while it is 61.99% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of August 30, 2020, number of stock’s short shares was 10390000 which implies a short ratio of 0.84. This shows up a 1.97% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In August the standing of shares short declined as it was 13.09 Million in the previous month. Addition of +70.21% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in today’s trading is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.